Ever since I was a little girl, I've wanted to be an artist. It truly was my heart's desire and I wasted many years thinking it could never be so. Recently, while talking with an artist friend, I was telling her about the intense time I had just gone through,making fiber art pictures for a show I was about to be part of. For several weeks I had immersed myself in making art and it was exhilarating. The show was wonderful, I sold some pictures, and it felt good to have accomplished a goal.
As I spoke with my friend, I had one of those "aha!" moments we all have now and then. It dawned on me that this art-making, this drawing, this designing, this sewing, this creating is my passion. I knew that I loved it, but I suddenly realized what a gift it is to have such an avid interest that brings so much pleasure, right at my fingertips. So that must mean, I am after all, an artist. Aha!!
This is one of the pieces I had in the show. It has a wet felted and needle felted background.
I used needle felting and hand embroidery, plus a few beads, for embellishment.
I then sewed it on to white linen, edged the picture with some yarn trim,
and stretched it over a piece of mat board and backed it with felt.
I have a few more pictures from the exhibit to share later. Meanwhile,
thanks for being patient with my long absences from this blog, and thank you for stopping by!
Have a wonderful week!